Why do we game?
Fiero! Gaming is fun, keeps us busy, allows us to feel accomplishment, brings people together, helps us learn how to problem solve, & much more.
A blog post I wrote last year about some of the benefits of gaming: https://elketeaches.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/good-gaming/
Jane McGonigal is one of my heroes! Check out her popular SuperBetter app and website: https://elketeaches.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/superbetter/ This is a great video where Jane describes some of the benefits of gaming.
Game Development & Education?
Check out my Game Arcade idea; a School event that helps drive the implementation of digital technologies throughout the whole-school using Game Development as a focus.